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returns to the majors. at my noon, the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for his alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. despite that, manager joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game tonight. jay gray is live outside the yankees stadium in the bronx. what's the sequence of events we might expect to see today? >> reporter: good morning. outside yankee stadium. relatively quiet as major league baseball gets ready to break its silence. here's the front page of "the post." just go it says. fans ban a-rod, just accept the ban and go. today we'll find out how long he'll have to go for. here's how it's supposed to work out. about noon, as you talked about, the commissioner will announce his decision. there are a dozen to 14 players involved in this, but a-rod will get the most substantial suspension, according to sources that have spoke with nbc sports. most of the players getting 50-game bans. that will remove them from play for the rest of this season. a-rod through the 2014 season, the reason why major league
usa today he has an outstanding offer from the mlb to shorten his suspension to 150 games instead of 211 if he foregoes his appeal and the mlb originally offered a 100-game suspension, but the president denied this. >>> there's no arguing about perfection. president obama honoring the 1972 miami dolphins, the only team ever to have a perfect nfl season. >> some of them are a little harder to recognize these days. they don't have the afros or the mutton chops, the fumanchus. >> little bit of a laugh. >>> leaping attempt to stop a homer. nope, doesn't get it. he loses the ball. hey, hey, where's my glove? there it is. hate when that happens. >>> number one collegiate skeet shooter in america and he's not even in college yet. he got the first perfect score in the history of the collegiate world championship and also broke two world records. >>> are you ready? august 31st, right around the corner, start of the college football season. here's one alabama fan's t-shirt pride. read it. tebow cried, cam lied, tree died, lsu tried, tooe owe's fake girlfriend died, roll tide. a throw-in lau
-- performance-enhancing drugs. but if a-rod fights the suspension to next season, the mlb is threatening to ban him from the sport altogether. the investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and other information that show rodriguez recruited athletes for the clinic. he then tried to buy incriminating evidence. >>> new dash cam video shows george zimmerman being pulled over for speeding in texas. he had a gun with him. it happened about 25 miles east of dallas. zimmerman told the officer he had a gun in his life compartment and that he was going, quote, nowhere in particular. the officer told zimmerman to slow down and released him with a warning. texas state law allows people to carry a gun in a vehicle as long as it is not in plain view. zimmerman's attorneys posted a tweet in response to the news saying they are working to protect his privacy. last month he was acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >>> at least a half dozen members of congress head to the white house today to voice their concerns about the government's massive surveillance program. this after a new bombsh
a permanent ban from baseball. as early as today, the mlb is suspected to suspend a-rod. he is scheduled to play in rehab games tonight and tomorrow. monday could be the new deadline here. >>> heavy rain causing major flooding in northern georgia. more than a half foot of rain fell. it forced firefighters to spend much of the day rescuing trapped residents in that area. bill karins, though, we talked about this earlier. georgia normally a place where you have some nice weather. a lot of sun. not a lot of water. >> usually they complain it's too hot and not enough water. they'll need it in many areas. we talked about fairbanks yesterday. 84 degrees. >> they did it? >> yes, they did. broke the record. 85 there actually. so very impressive. also 67 in anchorage. so it wasn't everywhere. interior alaska has been very high. juneau around 75. fairbanks yesterday, 31 80-plus degree days this summer. breaks the record. also 13th day 85 or above in fairbanks. that also breaks your record. >> what about today? >> 62 right now. interior alaska going up to 84 once again in fairbanks. so they'll add
for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on monday, major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the biogenesis performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example out of a-rod, sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's his ban is taking effect on august 8th, but he will appeal the suspension, which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. as he hit the field for the first time this season, yeah, that's what he got. white sox fans saying, well, boo in so many different ways. before the game, rodriguez and the yankees manager joe girardi made it clear a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, i've had two knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy the process, in due time, hopefully, you know, whatever happens, happens. >> i'm joined by deputy sports editor and blogger at "
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